The Topps Company, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Manager
As head of the project management department, oversee three associate project manager positions. Responsible for scheduling and maintaining annual calendar, which includes more than 90 releases of licensed and proprietary products. Licensor partners include MLB, NFL, US Olympic Committee, UFC, WWE, Activision and Star Wars. Coordinate with Brand, Art, Marketing, Sales, Player Licensing, Packaging, Manufacturing and Online departments, as well as compositors, vendors and licensors to produce quality deliverables on time.
Responsible for development of associate project managers
Provide comprehensive analysis of calendar and resources. Anticipate and mitigate bottlenecks.
Establish Project Management Office documents and body of knowledge
Current management position and tiered department structure created specifically to utilize demonstrated project management skills
The Topps Company, New York, NY, US, Project Manager
Coordinated and managed delivery of thousands of photos, logos and copy, and hundreds of designs.
Responsible for successful completion of more than 30 projects annually. Directed and prioritized the work of brand managers, editors, designers, QA, and outside vendors.
Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, New York, NY, US, Production and Project Manager
Managed print, online and video products for GRE (the graduate school entrance exam), GMAT (the business school entrance exam) and LSAT (the law school entrance exam) test preparation courses. Interfaced between Content, Technology, Academics, Marketing, and Business teams, as well as managed freelance editors, technology and editorial vendors, and teachers.
Moved GRE Course Revision project to an on-time delivery schedule by reevaluating work flow and scope, fast-tracking schedule, meticulously tracking dates and deliverables, incorporating outside resources, locking down requirements, and ensuring stakeholder approval.
Developed process for simultaneous creation of student books, teacher’s edition and videos to accommodate compact timeline and limited resources.
Oversaw and tracked the development, revision, conversion, and QA of more than 6,000 test questions.
Managed $500,000 video project for LSAT Course Revision, creating more than 100 educational hours of film.
Created script guidelines and editorial and video graphic style guides. Wrote and edited scripts, lesson books, teacher’s editions, videos and web pages.
Michael Foster Designs, New York, NY, US, Project Manager
Oversaw multiple concurrent high-end residential renovations for interior design firm.
Built client relationships through producing and presenting proposals, resolving concerns and managing expectations.
Acted as on-site supervisor of renovations, installations, deliveries and repairs, to ensure construction conformed with the intent of plans, specifications and other contract documents. Scheduled and supervised contractors, and coordinated vendors and shippers.
New York University School of Continuing Education, New York, NY, US, Project Management Certificate
Completed five courses in Project Management: Risk Management, Quality Techniques, Managing for Speed, Agile, and PMP Test Prep.
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Bachelors, English and Women's Studies
Double major in Women's Studies and English.